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When aquatic weeds and algae are left to grow uncontrolled, they can interfere with fishing and water sports, lower dissolved oxygen, discourage water flow, harm fish and other wildlife and even disrupt boat traffic. Warm weather, imported weed species and high nutrient levels in most lakes, ponds and waterways only add to the problem.

AquaticsGrowing Image specializes in keeping your lake, pond or waterway in excellent condition year round. By using top quality materials, specialized equipment and innovative techniques, we provide an effective cure for waterway ills without affecting fish, wildlife or desirable weed species.

An annual water management program can cure existing problems (usually within one to three months) and prevent unhealthy and unsightly weed and algae growth in the future. Specially trained and licensed technicians perform periodic inspections and treatments which will give you the beautiful lake or waterway you desire. 

Since 1991, we have been successfully serving homeowners associations, developers, municipalities and other residential and commercial property owners.  Call 317/293.8585 for a free analysis and quote.

Invasive Weed Alert - Some weeds in Indiana are so invasive that they threaten our waterways by spreading rapidly.  Below are some weeds to watch out for.

Purple Loosestrife

Primrose

Elodea

 

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Preparing Your Pond  - Our lakes and ponds tend to be forgotten about during the winter months, as most problems that we experience during the summer months are usually not evident during colder weather. This does not mean that all the problems of the previous summer have gone away. Rest assured, they will usually resurface when the weather warms up with the coming of spring.

One of the best tools we have to deal with the water quality issues in ponds is aeration. It is never too early or too late to consider enhancing your pond through the installation of aeration. Aeration comes in many forms, but the two most common are floating fountain aerators and submersed air diffused aeration systems. Each has its benefits, and often times both types of aeration can be used in combination to maximize these benefits to the pond.

Year round aeration is the single best management practice available to lake and pond owners. There is an inverse relationship between temperature and the total level of dissolved oxygen that water can hold. As water temperatures increase, the dissolved oxygen levels in the pond will naturally decrease. However, when the water temperature decreases, the dissolved oxygen levels in the pond will naturally rise. You can further enhance this increase in dissolved oxygen by running the aeration system during colder temperatures, thus adding even more dissolved oxygen to the water at a time when it is naturally able to accept more.

Additionally, if you already have surface aeration in place, you should consider allowing it to run 24 hrs a day, as the benefits of aeration to a lake or pond are actually higher at night. The photosynthesis and other biological processes at work in the pond during the day when there is direct exposure to sunlight actually help's to naturally improve the dissolved oxygen levels in the water. At night, or on extremely cloudy days, the lack of sunlight slows down these processes, typically resulting in lower dissolved oxygen levels in the pond. The benefits of running your aeration system at night are profound, so put some thought into leaving it on all night. 

 

 

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